Join AETN Arts Fridays Feb. 3 at 9 p.m. for Michael Feinsteins American Songbook as it returns for a second season with three new episodes that take viewers on a musical journey across America and through time. This season the acclaimed musician and five-time Grammy®-nominated vocalist goes broader and deeper in his ongoing quest to celebrate and preserve classic 20th century popular song. Feb. 3 gives us Time Machines about technology preserving the past.
Time Machines explores how technology has preservedand alteredthe way we think about the great songs and singers of the past. On a coast to coast tour that with stops in New York, Palm Springs, Kansas City, upstate New York, and even the storied Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles, Michael Feinstein introduces viewers to Soundies (the original music videos,) the historic Kansas City building where jam sessions were born (which still hosts after-hours gigs,) and an eclectic array of performers and collectors who help keep the music alive, including the avid collector and music lover Hugh Hefner, who shares rare footage of cabaret legend Bobby Short, and the British crooner Al Bowlly.
Watch a clip and learn more about Time Machines and see what music lover and collector Hugh Hefner has to say about this music.
TUNE IN: Friday, Feb. 3 at 9 p.m. for Michael Feinsteins American Songbook.